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Mindful March – Day 31 – Go nature spotting

Mindful March – it’s the last day

So today we are focusing on the outside world again. And it’s all about awareness today. Take some time out to go nature spotting. Which might sound really odd if you’re nowhere near nature, but you can actually find all sorts of wonders of the natural world even in the city.

It could be:

  • Different trees you hadnt noticed before
  • The way some flowers can break through concrete
  • Maybe birds nesting in trees
  • Foxes scooting through the streets
  • Honey bee looking for a place to create a hive

The possibilities are endless… just take the time to go look and marvel at nature.

  • The last task for Mindful March: Go nature spotting today, even in a city there is wildlife.

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 30 – Notice the joy in the simple things

We are nearly there!

So our month of Mindfulness is nearly over with just two days to go.  Today it’s about noticing the joy in the simple things of life.

That could be:

  • The smell of fresh coffee
  • The smile of a loved one
  • how the sun glints off the windows
  • how your body feels in a warm bath
  • jumping in a puddle like a kid
  • The sharp taste of a freshly cut lemon

It can be absolutely anything you want at all, just be really aware of the joy you feel. The experience and how that feels in your body and relish in it. There are so many beautiful joyous things that we can open our hearts and eyes to given the chance to truly think and see.  So try it and see what you could find joy in today.

Just one more day to go… make today count!

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 29 – Appreciate your hands

Day 29 of Mindful March

Our bodies are truly amazing. All the things that happen without us even thinking about it. The lungs that breathe, the heart that beats the cell growing and dying each day.  So a simple task today is to just appreciate your hands.  Really think about all the things they enable you to do. Feel that gratitude spread through you throughout the day.  The way you can brush your teeth, or turn a key in a lock. There is so much you can appreciate about your hands today.

Maybe even write down all these things and marvel at your own handwriting. Whatever you do, just take some time to appreciate them.

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 28 – Stop work earlier and use the time to be still

Welcome to Day 28 #MindfulMarch

Just a few days to go! So today, the goal is to just take a little time out. We become hypnotized by our daily routines sometimes. getting up at the same time, eating the same breakfast, taking the same route to work and just generally zoning out when we are doing things throughout the day. Today, the goal is to stop work earlier than usual and take the time to be still. Now before you moan that you ‘can’t’, especially if you work for someone else, I’m here to tell you that you can.  Even if you stop just a couple of minutes before 5pm you can stop. The point isnt how early you stop, rather than you stop and be still.  Even if its just a couple of minutes away from your desk where you can sit in stillness, then do that.

However you need to get away, do it, and just spend that time focused on you.

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 27- Notice the sound and feel of each step

It’s Day 27 of MindfulMarch!

We are so close to the end of the month and I bet this has already had a significant impact on you. Assuming you’ve been following of course.

Today is a little different. It focuses on something we do without thinking… walking. We take the ability to walk for granted. And as someone who has been paralyzed and been unable to walk for weeks, I know all too well how much I took my health for granted.

So today, all you need to do is a little exercise in awareness. Simply notice the sound of each step you take and how each step feels. Simple

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.